Fruit Brochure: LIME

By: Steven Duering

Classification

A lime is classified as a citrus fruit.

Other fruits that originate from

The lime has other variations such as Key Lime, Persian Lime, Kaffir Lime, Desert Lime, and Yellow Lime (Commonly known as The Bartender's Lime).

Good Qualities Of A Lime

Always look for limes that are dark green, smaller, thin-skinned, and heavy for their size.

Storage

Always keep limes with lemons in a separate drawer in the refrigerator.

Forms Available For Purchase

All forms of lime can be purchased in the fruit section of you local supermarket, and sometimes at the Farmers' Market.

Nutrients Found

  • Calories is 10 g per serving
  • Fat is 0.03 g per serving
  • Carbohydrates are 3.2 g per serving
  • Protein is 0.16 g per serving

Why Are The Nutrients Important?

  • Calories give you energy
  • Fat stores energy
  • Carbohydrates are mostly C6H12O6 or glucose, which is used Cellular Development.
  • Proteins are used for cellular repair.

Cooking Tips

A splash of lime juice can help brighten any recipe, transforming simple desserts, salads, and sandwiches into real standout

Key Lime Cream Pie

Ingredients

1. 1 (9 in.) pie crust, baked

2. 3 eggs. beaten

3. 1/2 cup key lime juice

4. 1 teaspoon grated lime zest

5. 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, condensed milk, lime juice, and lime rind. Beat on medium speed with electric mixer for about 1 minute or until mixture is thoroughly blended. Pour into baked pastry shell.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until center is set. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes, then chill at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Immediately refrigerate any leftovers. Do not store for longer than 3 days

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Hands List

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"What Are Proteins and What Do They Do?" Genetics Home Reference. Web. 1 May 2015.